Event Promotional Resources

Promotional resources for diocesan events, ministries, and initiatives for parishes and ministries use.

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Recurring Diocesan Events:

Little Flower Holy Hour – Monthly
ava’s grace Online Meetings – Monthly
Masses Interpreted for the Deaf – Bimonthly
Sensory-Friendly Mass at St. Vincent de Paul, Fort Wayne – Weekly
Online NFP Support Group – Monthly

Eucharistic Revival Parish Toolkit

The Eucharistic Revival is a grassroots effort to inspire a “movement of Catholics across the United States who are healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.” We are now in the “Diocesan Year” of equipping and empowering leaders in the church.

All promotional materials and resources are housed on the Eucharistic Revival Parish Toolkit page.

The Marriage Course Online

Strengthen your marriage from the comfort of your own home with The Marriage Course Online! Based on a beautiful film series featuring “regular” couples and relationship experts from around the world, this 7-week program will take place online over Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Oct. 25. The course is free, but each couple purchases two course journals on their own. There is no group discussion, but rather, time built right into each session for you and your spouse to discuss the topic in the privacy of your own home using prompts from The Marriage Course journal. Here are the topics covered: Strengthening Connection, The Art of Communication, Resolving Conflict, The Power of Forgiveness, The Impact of Family, Good Sex, and Love in Action. The program is hosted by Lisa Everett, director of Marriage & Family Ministry for the diocese, and her husband, Deacon Fred Everett. For more information and to register, please go to diocesefwsb.org/marriage-course

Anniversary Masses

South Bend:
All couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th or 70th wedding anniversary this year, along with their families, are invited to attend the Jubilee Anniversary Mass with Bishop Rhoades on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Cathedral. A ticketed reception will follow in the school gym. Anniversary couples will receive a commemorative certificate and two free tickets to the reception. Additional reception tickets for family and friends may be purchased for $10 each. Children age 10 and under may attend the reception at no charge. To register, please go to diocesefwsb.org/anniversary-masses.
 
Fort Wayne: 
All couples celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th or 70th wedding anniversary this year, along with their families, are invited to attend the Jubilee Anniversary Mass with Bishop Rhoades on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A ticketed reception will follow in the hall at St. Mary, Mother of God Parish. Anniversary couples will receive a commemorative certificate and two free tickets to the reception. Additional reception tickets for family and friends may be purchased for $10 each. Children age 10 and under may attend the reception at no charge. To register, please go to diocesefwsb.org/anniversary-masses.

Diocesan Confirmation Retreat

South Bend
All 8th graders preparing for Confirmation are invited to the Diocesan Confirmation Retreat to join priests, religious, students and leaders from across the diocese for a day of prayer, the sacraments, engaging talks, and activities. The Diocesan Confirmation Retreat is a powerful experience for hundreds of youth from our diocese to encounter the vibrancy of the Catholic faith as they prepare for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation. A missionary team from Damascus Catholic Mission Campus will help facilitate the retreat. The event runs from 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Saint Joseph High School. There is a $20 registration fee per person. For more information, visit diocesefwsb.org/confirmation-retreat.

2023 World Youth Day (Lisbon, Portugal)

Join the Holy Father and Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades in Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day July 28-Aug 7, 2023. World Youth Day is an international gathering of hundreds of thousands of youth and young adults with the Holy Father as they celebrate their united faith in Christ. The pilgrimage will include visits to Fatima and other pilgrimage sites in Portugal, concluding with six days of WYD events in Lisbon with the Holy Father. The deadline to register for our diocesan World Youth Day pilgrimage is October 1, 2022. Learn more and register at diocesefwsb.org/wyd or email us at [email protected]

Recurring Diocesan Events

Promotional resources for recurring diocesan events

Monthly Little Flower Holy Hour (1st Tuesday)

ava’s grace Online Monthly Support Group (3rd Wednesday)

Masses Interpreted for the Deaf (2nd and 4th Sunday)

Weekly Sensory-Friendly Mass at St. Vincent de Paul, Fort Wayne (Sundays)

NFP Support Group (4th Wednesday)

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Are you looking for some support and fellowship in using NFP? Do you have questions about NFP that you wish you could ask in a confidential environment? Are you considering switching methods but you don’t know where to start? You are invited to the Marriage and Family Ministry monthly online support group for NFP users on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. over Zoom. For more information and to register, email Caty at [email protected].

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Sensory-friendly Masses are offered weekly at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Fort Wayne, on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. A sensory-friendly Mass provides a safe and comfortable setting for children and adults with sensory challenges, mental illness, or any kind of disability. Questions? Visit diocesefwsb.org/belonging or contact Allison Sturm at 260-399-1452 or [email protected].

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An interpreter for the deaf will be present at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, 1701 Miami St., on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at the 11 a.m. Mass. At this time, an interpreter for the deaf is not present at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne; however, we are actively seeking someone to partner with the diocese to provide this service. If you, or someone you know, is deaf and would like to have an interpreter provide American Sign Language at your parish, please contact Allison at [email protected] or 260-399-1452. For more information, visit diocesefwsb.org/deaf-ministry.

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If you have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss and would like to listen to, learn from, and pray with others who know this deep suffering, consider attending the ava’s grace monthly online support group, offering spiritual, emotional and practical support to families who have lost a baby before or after birth. The support group meets over Zoom on the third Wednesday evening of the month from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please email Lisa Everett at [email protected] for the Zoom meeting link and password. For more information about ava’s grace, visit diocesefwsb.org/avasgrace.

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Resuming in September of 2022

Join us for a Little Flower Holy Hour for vocations. Sponsored by the Vocations Office, this monthly event is held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the St. Mother Theodore Guerin Chapel next to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. Each month is led by a different diocesan priest or deacon. 

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